Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that is used for the treatment of trauma and many other mental health challenges.

Who is EMDR for?

EMDR can accelerate therapy by resolving the impact of your past traumas and allowing you to live more fully in the present.

In addition to its use for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, EMDR has been used to treat anxiety and panic attacks, phobias.

How does EMDR Work?

"Briefly, EMDR Therapy works on the model that some of our presenting issues can be traced back to memories from our past, which did not get “digested” or processed properly by our brain’s information processing system. This would likely happen if the memory was experienced as being traumatic. EMDR aims to reprocess these unprocessed memories, by helping the client’s brain link up positive, life affirming information from the present, to the older neural networks that hold the traumatic memories."

-Excerpt from an article by Ayan Mukherjee, an EMDR specialist and Layla therapist.

Does EMDR really work?

EMDR has been the subject for about 20 clinical studies with generally positive indications. Further information can be found here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who does Layla™️ assist?

Our clients are interested in self-discovery, emotional healing, or are working through a range of challenges that respond well to therapy. For example, these include: stress, anxiety, phobias, depression, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, self-esteem, anger, addictions, trauma, relationships, family conflict, couples counselling, and life transitions.

At this time, Layla is only able to work with clients who are residents of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Please note that Layla does not provide crisis support. If you or someone else is in crisis and require immediate assistance, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Is my information secure?

Layla takes your privacy and the security of your information seriously. Electronic personal information shared with Layla is stored in a secure and encrypted way. Video sessions are not recorded. You can learn more about our privacy practices here.

I'm a healthcare provider. Can I refer to Layla?

A broad range of healthcare providers (GPs, specialists, wellness professionals, etc) trust us with their patients. You can learn more here

Do you work on weekends?

Several of our therapists offer sessions on weekends, and you can let us know of that preference when you sign up and we will do our best to accommodate.

Do I need a referral or diagnosis?

No, you don’t need a formal referral or diagnosis from another provider. We are happy to assist anyone with their unique challenges and goals.

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